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Twelve Years a Slave (Library of Southern Civilization)

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Published by Louisiana State University Press .
Written in English


  • Black studies,
  • Slavery & emancipation,
  • Plantation life,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Slavery,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • Louisiana

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsJoseph Logsdon (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7945317M
ISBN 100807101508
ISBN 109780807101506

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  12 Years a Slave is just such an oral account. Though Northup was literate, his autobiography was written by David Wilson, a white lawyer and . Twelve Years a Slave Summary Solomon Northup is a free black man living in upstate New York with his family in the s. He is a carpenter and a talented violin player. One day, two men approach him and ask if he will accompany them and play his fiddle as they travel to Washington DC to . "Twelve Years a Slave", published in , reveals us Solomon Northup's path to an eventual escape from slavery, after facing monstrous, shocking experiences. His heartbreaking story makes us witness the struggles, sorrows and aspirations of black people in their quest for freedom. He tells the reader that the pages to come will detail his life as a free man of the North, his subsequent kidnapping, his twelve miserable years in slavery, and his eventual rescue. Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York. The son of a liberated slave, Solomon grows up hearing of the atrocities of slavery but knowing freedom.